Blog: Trade in Live Dolphins
Ric O'Barry and the Earth Island Dolphin Team will be in Tokyo and Taiji, Japan, this weekend for the official opening of the dolphin-hunting season. See what they have planned!
In a meeting tomorrow in Japan, Sakae Hemmi of Elsa Nature Conservancy of Japan and her colleagues will meet with the president of JAZA and the director of WAZA to urge an end to the captivity industry's subsidy of the Taiji dolphin hunts.
Three small but significant victories have happened for captive dolphins, beluga whales and orcas, just in the past week!
Sakae Hemmi, of the Elsa Nature Conservancy of Japan, speaks out on the issue of the Taiji dolphin hunts, noting they are not traditional or part of Japan's culture.
Southwest Airlines should stop promoting SeaWorld, while the National Aquarium in Baltimore considers retiring its captive dolphins to sea pens. Here is how you can help.
Ric O'Barry is in Europe this week for a big demonstration and meeting with the leadership of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums on Friday, March 28th.
Our volunteer Cove Monitor, Suzette Ackermann from Hong Kong, brings us an update on Angel, the albino baby dolphin, who has been moved to an indoor tank at the notorious Taiji Whale Museum.
Our volunteer Cove Monitor Karla Sanjur was able to get some very sad video of poor Angel, the albino dolphin, in her tank in the Taiji Whale Museum.